In addition to cases, we have several legal clinics. A legal clinic is where volunteers provide information or advice to attendees for free (or pro bono).
We have several clinic opportunities for volunteers and the public. To volunteer, you may need a law license for some of these and not for other. Please call our offices at 504.581.4043 or to learn more download the latest PDF of Volunteer Opportunities showing the type of activities.
24th Judicial District Court & Orleans Civil District Court - Domestic Self Help Resource Centers – Volunteers assist visitors with legal information only. Forms are court approved. All volunteers welcome. Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 to noon at the 24th JDC and Monday, Wednesday & Friday from 9 to noon at Orleans CDC - closed on court holidays. More details on this opportunity below.
Elderly Legal Advice Clinics - Several clinics are located throughout the area. Below is a complete list. Volunteer attorneys, call our offices to schedule. Those interested in visiting one, please note whether a reservation is required.
Divorce Workshop and Provisional Custody By Mandate (PCBM) - Our experienced staff coordinates a number of clients to visit our location on Baronne Street to meet with a volunteer attorney every Thursday. At this time, we also schedule individuals for PCBM notarization. Again, call to find out more about volunteering for this project. For more information on PCBM's, visit the Louisiana Supreme Court's Library website: http://lasc.libguides.com/c.php?g=463987&p=3171820
Bankruptcy Clinic -
Eastbank: Last Wednesday of every month from 2:30 to 4:30
Westbank: Last Monday of every month from 1:30 to 3:30
Call for details.
ELDERLY ADVOCACY CLINIC SCHEDULE
KENNER SENIOR CENTER First Wednesday of the Month
641 Compromise St. 10:00AM - 12:00PM
GRETNA SENIOR CENTER Second Tuesday of the Month
606 7th Street 10:00AM - 12:00PM
METAIRIE SENIOR CENTER Third Monday of the Month
265 N. Causeway Blvd. 10:00AM - 12:00PM
HARAHAN SENIOR CENTER Fourth Tuesday of the Month
100 Elodi Street 12:30PM - 2:00PM
HOMELESS ADVOCACY CLINIC SCHEDULE
ACC CARE CENTER - WESTBANK First Wednesday of the Month
1108 Barataria Blvd, Marrero 3:00PM-5:00PM
OZANAM INN Second Tuesday of the Month
843 Camp Street 2:00PM - 4:00PM
NEW ORLEANS MISSION Second Wednesday of the Month
1130 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. 1:00PM - 3:00PM
(Formerly Dryades Street)
ACC CARE CENTER Third Wednesday of the Month
4222 S. Broad Street 4:00 PM - 6:00PM
HEALTHCARE FOR THE HOMELESS Fourth Wednesday of the Month
2025 Canal Street (528-1900) 1:00PM - 3:00PM
By appointment only
SUCCESSION CLINIC SCHEDULE
SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA LEGAL SERVICES Every Tuesday
1010 Common, Suite 1400A 1:00 - 3:00PM
Self Help Resource Center - See the full story: 24th JDC
The Pro Bono Project has taken the lead in managing and recruiting volunteers for Self Help Resource Center (SHRC) at 24th Judicial District Court in Jefferson Parish and Orleans Civil District Court as of January 2018.
Volunteers provide legal information, not legal advice, so you don’t have to be a lawyer to volunteer. Hours are 10 to noon every Tuesday and Thursday at the Jefferson Courthouse (Gretna, 200 Derbigny Street, Room 2001 on the second floor) and 9 am to noon every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the Orleans CDC (at the corner of Poydras and Loyola on second floor). Click here for additional facts on this volunteer opportunity.
We are very excited about this new opportunity for our volunteers to help the community. Call Kathleen Legendre at 504-581-4043 x 207.
The heart and soul of The Pro Bono Project is the collaborative effort between the Project's staff and hundreds of volunteers who give their time and expertise pro bono—at no charge—every year to open the doors to the civil legal system for metro area residents in need
The Project relies on all kinds of volunteers to get the job done for its clients: lawyers, paralegals, law students, lay professionals, etc.
With limited full and part-time staff, The Pro Bono Project always needs help handling cases for clients as well as in our office. The Project also has many committees that need volunteers from all walks of life. If you have expertise in areas such as fundraising, event planning, or administrative support, The Project welcomes your contribution of time and talent.
Opening doors to access the civil legal system to those in need takes an army of volunteers. The Pro Bono Project volunteers are passionate about this community and determined to provide access to justice for those in need.
For more information on committees, please email Executive Director Jennifer Rizzo-Choi or contact her at 504.581.4043 Ext. 202.
Volunteer Outreach and Recruitment Committee
This committee will be responsible for developing and implementing programs to engage and expand our base of volunteer attorneys, paralegals, and students.
Volunteer Appreciation Committee
This Committee will be responsible for organizing the annual Volunteer Recognition Event and CLE Program, which is traditionally held in December of each year.
Strategic Planning and Board Engagement Committee
This committee will be responsible for implementing long—and short—range goals and strategies with an emphasis on increasing and maintaining board engagement. This committee is also charged with the planning of an annual board retreat.
Resource Development, Marketing and
This committee will be responsible for developing and implementing programs to increase annual revenues generated by The Project through charitable giving, grants, service contracts, and strategic partnerships. Additionally, this committee will be responsible for creating the strategic direction of The Project’s marketing and communications efforts. Further, it will be responsible for creating the programs and materials to support The Project, its staff, the Board and its committees in their efforts to build/maintain awareness and visibility to ensure that the organization and its various representatives are well positioned to help increase annual revenues generated by/for The Project through charitable giving, grants, service contracts and strategic partnerships.
Justice For All Ball Committee
This Committee will be responsible for organizing the annual fundraising event, the Justice For All Ball.
This Committee will meet to identify new members for the Board of Directors and the committees and to prepare a slate of recommendations for approval by they Board of Directors.
This Committee will serve as the intermediate decision-making and leadership forum for the officers and directors of The Project and will meet each month to accomplish necessary business.
This committee will work to effectively coordinate and expand the legal resources available to support our resulting caseloads in the various program areas: Successions, Consumer, Homeless, Family, CINC, Employment.
Pro Bono Leadership
This Committee identifies the candidate to receive the PBP Leadership award distributed during the annual Volunteer Appreciation Event.